Thursday, October 25, 2007

Around the World Apple Pie

Need ingredients for an apple pie, but the market is closed? You'll need to pack a suitcase and catch a steamship bound for Europe! How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World is a picture book full of vivid, whimsical watercolor illustrations. Gather wheat in Italy, cinnamon in Sri Lanka, and sugar cane in Jamaica! When you have finished reading this story, your mouth will be watering for hot apple pie. Luckily our neighbors have an apple orchard, although Vermont would have been lovely!
Because I had a five-year-old and a three-year-old helping (and a one-year-old under foot), we experimented with an easy press-in crust rather than rolling out a traditional pie crust. The boys loved getting their hands messy (and the counter, and the floor....).

2 comments:

the good, the bad & the ugly said...

We read this book a couple of weeks ago for the first time and loved it! We made a yummy apple pie as well. Adorable book!

Donna Boucher said...

That looks wonderful!

Sounds like a darling book!